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SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017


SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017

Fagan should apologize

I read a story in The Spokesman-Review about a rally held in support of Donald Trump. In the article, Mike Fagan was quoted as saying, "The Democrats are planning an all-out effort of mayhem and destruction."

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SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017

Pitts is confusing

A few weeks ago, Leonard Pitts wrote that the "most consequential political divide in this country" is "between the ignorant and the informed." I couldn't agree more. However, he goes on to write about "an education gap between left and right." The implication is that those with higher education are "informed" and those without it are "ignorant" or uninformed.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017

President Corporation

Some years back, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Citizens United, which, simply put, granted "personhood" to corporations. If a corporation is a person, that "person" can run for president. And win. Surprise. We now have President Corporation Trump. Donald J. Trump Inc. is building a shadow (alt-right, parallel universe, take your pick) government with its base of power and operations in Trump Towers and Mar-a-Lago.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017

Smears without evidence

While accusing the Obama administration of wiretapping his residence, Trump alleged it was McCarthyism. Except he had the wrong person. He need only to have looked into a mirror to find he has become the protege of Sen. Joe McCarthy's lawyer for the committee, Roy Cohn.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017

S-R is meatier (I think)

Has The Spokesman-Review changed, or have I? I used to go to other sources for national and world news and rely on you for local news, columnists and the comics. Now I find myself lingering over breakfast with plenty of real news. Even the thin Monday edition required an extra cup of coffee.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017

Waldref/Mumm: It’s March Madness for river cleanup funds

One of the longest and snowiest winters in recent memory is about to melt away. The river is already filling with spring runoff, giving a trial run for Spokane’s largest ever public works construction endeavor: The Integrated Clean Water Project. You may have noticed the large underground tanks going in around the city of Spokane; a $340 million series of improvements intended to get us a cleaner river, faster. The tanks hold back sewage and stormwater overflow during heavy runoffs. This prevents untreated sewage PCBs, and road surface toxins from being discharged into the river.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017

What about clean air, water

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers released the following statement reported in the S-R (March 3) regarding a proposed federal marijuana bill: "When it comes to debate over marijuana legalization, I think about how a decision will impact the safety of my three kids and their generation. That said, I think more research needs to be done before we change the federal law."

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SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017


SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017

Another benefit of ACA

I retired in 2013 from a career at Deaconess Medical Center lasting over 30 years, which demanded long hours, frequent overtime and on-call schedules. As a nurse, oftentimes I had to move patients who could not help, might outweigh me, or flat out fought what I was doing to try to help them. My typical work week might include 40 hours scheduled, plus overtime and up to 60 hours of on-call responsibility. I often worked without breaks for twelve or more hours, much of that time on my feet.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017

Editorial lacked understanding

The Feb. 19 Spokesman-Review editorial endorsing the ruling against the Richland florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding provides a sobering lack of understanding of both the Constitution and religion.

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